- 29 Jan 2010:Meeting that goal would require the president to engage in a fight to the death with the liberal wing of his own party, persuade China to allow its currency to appreciate 40%, get global economic growth to outperform the salad days from 2003 to 2007, and lower taxes for American companies that do business abroad. And, while he is at it, forget about strengthening the dollar in the foreseeable future.
- 27 Jan 2010:Japan's exports grew for the first time in 15 months in December 2009, according to the finance ministry. Its exports to China expanded 42.8% to 1.1 trillion yen in the month.
- 21 Jan 2010:China has said its economy expanded by 8.7% in 2009, exceeding even the government's own initial expectations.
- 12 Jan 2010:"China's exports largely consist of low-value everyday goods like cheap electrical appliances and textiles - but that's a long way from where it wants to be..."
- 8 Jan 2010:China's exports probably ended a 13-month slide in December, aiding an economic rebound that has so far depended on government stimulus measures and a credit-fueled building boom.
- 6 Jan 2010:China exported US$957 billion of goods in the first 10 months of 2009, compared with US$917 billion for Germany, according to customs data compiled by Global Trade Information Services.
- 31 Dec 2009:Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party has said the government has failed to attract large amount of Chinese investment to bolster the island's economy.
- 29 Dec 2009:Major South Korean exporters all got a nice boost from the weakness of the country's currency in the past two years. But with the Korean won gaining strength, will Korean exporters begin to lose some of the market share they accumulated in the past year?
- 28 Dec 2009:"We have seen this in Japan in the 1980's. I certainly hope that China is not going to repeat the mistakes that Japan made 20-30 years ago," said Dong Tao, chief Asia economist of Credit Suisse.
- 23 Dec 2009:China's growth may surge to as much as 12% in 2010, thanks to a rebound in exports and domestic spending.
- 21 Dec 2009:Japanese exports in November 2009 fell at the slowest pace in more than a year on strong Asian demand, easing concern about the strength of the country's economic recovery.
- 10 Dec 2009:Robust German exports have helped calm fears that the economic recovery in Europe's largest economy is losing momentum.
- 9 Dec 2009:Japan's economy in third-quarter 2009 grew sharply less than initial estimates as cautious companies decided to save, not spend.
- 4 Dec 2009:South Korea's economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter of 2009, fuelling hopes that Asia's fourth-largest economy is making a solid recovery from the global downturn.
- 30 Nov 2009:South Korea expects exports in 2010 to grow 12.9% from this year on a global economic recovery and imports to rise 21.5%, producing an estimated US$20 billion trade surplus, the government said.
- Japan's central bank has said it was watching currency movements "with great concern" as the yen traded at a 14-year-high against the dollar. The surging yen could set back a recovery from Japan's worst post-war recession because it makes the country's exports less competitive.
- 16 Nov 2009:Figures released by the Japanese government show that the country's economy has grown for a second successive quarter.
- 11 Nov 2009:China's National Bureau of Statistics says the country's latest economic data shows it is well on track to meet its target of 8% growth this year. The statisticians also see evidence in the data that Chinese consumers are starting to make more of a contribution to economic growth here.
- 10 Nov 2009:Exports hit a one-year high of US$19.8 billion in October 2009, as a recovery in the world's economy boosted demand for Taiwanese-made electronics, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Finance.
- 26 Oct 2009:In January, China's exports to its Southeast Asia neighbors counted for around one third of that to the EU. Eight months later, China's exports to Asean countries had grown to the equivalent of about half of exports to the EU.
- Gross domestic product during the July-September period expanded 2.9% from the second quarter, according to the Bank of Korea. That was the most rapid pace since the first quarter of 2002.
- 23 Oct 2009:The International Monetary Fund has warned Asian nations not to withdraw their stimulus spending too soon.
- 22 Oct 2009:The Obama administration has made increasing US exports a key part of its strategy to reduce unemployment and is moving on several fronts to do that, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has said.
- Japan's exports fell by the smallest margin in 10 months in September, showing a deep slump in the world's second-largest economy may be easing.
- 13 Oct 2009:South Korea must diversify its export markets in order to achieve a sustainable expansion of overseas shipments and prepare for the possibility of another global economic crisis, according to a government report.
- 25 Sep 2009:Japan's export recovery slowed in August, pointing to slower growth in production and fuelling concern that the economy may lose momentum as the impact of stimulus spending around the world fades.
- 21 Sep 2009:South Korean exports in September 2009 will probably post their best performance in almost a year and confidence among its exporters has surged to the strongest in almost six years.
- 18 Sep 2009:Singapore and Thailand have reported steady improvement in August export figures as signs of a gradual global recovery began to emerge.
- 17 Sep 2009:Yukio Hatoyama on September 16 took office as prime minister and named a cabinet, promising to bring change to the country mired in stagnation after a half-century of virtually uninterrupted, one-party rule.
- 11 Sep 2009:The South Korean won against the dollar strengthened to a one-month high of 1220.50 in early Asian deals on September 11. On the upside, 1218.3 is seen as the next target level for the Korean currency.
- Recent signs that recession has ended in some major economies, including China's major trading partner Japan, suggest that exports may pick up again.
- 1 Sep 2009:South Korea's exports fell for a tenth consecutive month as global demand for the nation's automobiles, mobile phones, textiles and steel faltered.
- 28 Aug 2009:Japan's unemployment rate rose to a record 5.7% in July in figures released just days before a general election.
- 25 Aug 2009:Chinese exports narrowly edged ahead of those from Germany in the first six months of 2009, in a fresh sign that Germany's status as the world's leading exporter is at risk.
- 21 Aug 2009:Indonesia has proved to be less exposed to the global recession than many of its neighbours, and its economy expanded by 4.2% on year in the first half of 2009.
- 19 Aug 2009:Countries must rebalance their economies to make it sustainable, IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard commented. Economies dominated by consumption - such as the US - would have to focus more on exports, while Asia turned more to imports.
- 18 Aug 2009:The big bounce¡XGDP plunged by at over 10% (annualized) in the previous two quarters¡Xowes much to stimulus packages in Japan and around the world.
- 11 Aug 2009:China's exports and new loans tumbled in July and industrial output rose less than estimates, underscoring government concern that the economy is yet to establish a solid recovery.
- Singapore revised slightly higher its economic growth in the second quarter, but warned US consumption must pick up to sustain the recovery.
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